Undergraduate Students

Work-Study Positions

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ID: 181915 - Behavioural analysis of zebrafish (Gerlai Lab)

Successful work study student will remotely monitor and organize maintenance of the  Zerafish Facility of UTM.  If permitted and authorized by UTM, the applicant may also opt to work in person in the Gerlai Zebrafish Facility and laboratory strictly following COVID-19 related regulations and safety measures.  The job includes organizing the work schedule of authorized essential service technicians of the Facility, help with ordering supplies, help with maintenance of the zebrafish facility, as well as organizing, analysing and presenting data previously recorded by members of  the Gerlai laboratory.  The work study position student may also run her/his own studies, i.e., conduct experiments under supervision, if sjhe/he is interested in participating in zebrafish research. 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 1, 2021

ID: 182041 - Job Relocation Tracker (RAW Lab)

We are currently running a longitudinal study on romantic couples who are relocating for one partner's job. Past research has outlined the job-specific and psychological stressors of relocation on each individual partner, but we know surprisingly little about how moving for one partner's work affects their relationship as a whole and how couples navigate this major life transition over time. The purpose of this study is to understand the changing needs of romantic partners throughout the relocation process and what couples can do at each stage to navigate this critical period of transition. As such, we are recruiting approximately 200 couples who plan to relocate in the near future. Both partners will fill out online surveys before they move, biweekly surveys immediately after they move (5 in total), and follow-up surveys several months post-move (3, 6, 9, and 12 months).
 
The work study student will help us with tracking participants throughout this year-long study. In particular, the student will: confirm the couple's move date with them via email and answer any questions they may have; schedule all 10 surveys for both couple members based on their specific move date in Qualtrics; monitor participants throughout the study and send them email reminders to fill out surveys where needed; and track all information in a highly detailed and organized study spreadsheet. 


The work study student must be highly conscientious to keep on top of participant emails, respond to inquiries in a timely fashion, and track participant progress in an organized manner. The student must be able to move between working well independently, but also collaboratively on a diverse team of researchers. Strong interpersonal skills are also important, as the student will need to be professional in their communication with participants, while also keeping them engaged and excited about the study.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 24, 2021.

 

ID: 183656 - Undergraduate Researcher (APPLY Lab)

This position is in the Applied Perception and Psychophysics Lab (APPLY Lab; www.applylab.org) in the Psychology Department at UTM. The lab is run jointly by Dr. Wolfe and Dr. Kosovicheva, and studies human visual perception with a focus on real-world problems. The lab has a range of ongoing research projects, ranging from studying how drivers detect dangerous situations on the road, to how we know where things are in the world, to what makes text on screens (like this job posting) readable. The APPLY lab is committed to diversity and inclusion, and welcomes all students who interested in the research the lab does, since studying real-world problems means including as many perspectives as we can. 

Undergraduate researchers in the APPLY lab are an integral part of the lab, and can expect to be involved in all stages of the research process, from developing stimuli, to testing experiments, to collecting data from research participants, to analyzing data, interpreting the results and presenting them in written and oral forms. Students in the lab will use Python and Javascript to build experiments, and R to analyze data. We do not require prior programming experience, but expect students in the lab to want to develop their skills through tutorials and online resources.

This position is open to any undergraduate student at UTM. A background in Psychology is recommended (if you have taken PSY270 or PSY280, please note this in your application), but not required - if the lab's research sounds interesting to you, please apply. If you have prior programming experience (that is, you're comfortable with a given language, not just that you've used it a little bit in a class), please let us know. We do not require prior lab experience, but we do require a willingness to learn new skills, particularly programming and data analysis. 

We expect undergraduate researchers in the lab to be active members of the research team, interested in and willing to develop new skills like programming and data analysis, able to work professionally with other members of the lab and with research participants, contribute to lab discussions and be a part of the presentation and publication process. 

All undergraduate researchers are expected to attend weekly lab meetings in the APPLY lab at a time to be determined (over Zoom), and will meet with Dr. Wolfe and/or Dr. Kosovicheva on a regular basis to track progress, answer questions and move towards their individual goals.

The work study position will be for 200 hours across the Fall/Winter work study period (Sept 7th-Feb 18th) and aside from weekly lab meetings, there are no fixed times for when the work will be done (the position requires a commitment of approximately 8 hours per week).

This position will involve a combination of online and in-person research activities, public health and university guidance permitting. Students will need to have a computer (MacOS or Windows), an Internet connection, webcam and microphone. Students should be able to install software on their computer (e.g., development environments for Python or RStudio). 


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 20, 2021.

 

ID: 183673 - Education Research Assistant and Data Analyst (Jeff Graham)

The Introductory Psychology Computer Laboratory is seeking a Research Assistant through the University of Torontos Work Study Program. As a Research Assistant and Data Analyst he or she will be working under the direct supervision of Professor Jeff Graham. She or he will be assisting with or will be learning to do data analysis on a large data archive from PSY100 labs and perform systematic analyses of qualitative and quantitative data from the PSY100 lab experiments. He or she will help collate data sets and conduct independent literature review research and/or evaluations on topics related to research methods, educational technology and online learning systems. He or she must have knowledge of quantitative research and statistical methods. He or she should have experience with Excel, and with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, R Studio). He or she will work independently and in a team environment with the psychology computer lab team at UTM, to produce short reports and summaries. Psychology senior undergraduate students or statistics students are preferred.


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 24, 2021

 

ID: 184273 - Weekend Research Assistant (ChiLD Lab)

The Research Assistant (RA)'s primary responsibilities include behavioral coding, subject recruitment, and testing participants with standardized assessments as well as play-based assessments. 

To be eligible for this position you must be available to work on weekends (8 hours). You will also be required to attend lab meetings during the week (1 to 2 hours). Lab meetings are considered part of the job. 

You can learn more about the lab and ongoing projects at https://www.utmchildlab.com

Minimum Requirements
Major in psychology 
Experience working with children ranging from 2- to 8-years-old
Attention to details
Experience working as part of team
 
Highly Desired Requirements
Experience working with children and families in a developmental psychology lab
Psychology specialist
 
Skills and Abilities
Superior interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
Familiarity with most of the following software: EPrime, R, SPSS, MS Word, Access, and PowerPoint.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 1, 2021

 

ID: 184278 - Research Assistant (ChiLD Lab)

The Research Assistant (RA)'s primary responsibilities include behavioral coding, subject recruitment, and testing participants using our online testing system.

To be eligible for this position you must be available to work on weekends and in the evenings when parents and their children are able to log into our online testing system. You will also be required to attend lab meetings during the week (1 to 2 hours). Lab meetings are considered part of the job and a valuable training opportunity. 

You can learn more about the lab and ongoing projects at https://www.utmchildlab.com

Minimum Requirements
Major in psychology 
Experience working with children ranging from 2- to 8-years-old
Attention to details
Experience working as part of team
 
Highly Desired Requirements
Experience working with children and families in a developmental psychology lab
Psychology specialist
 
Skills and Abilities
Superior interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
(Desired but not required) Familiarity with most of the following software: EPrime, R, SPSS, MS Word, Access, and PowerPoint.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 24, 2021

 

ID: 184818 - Undergraduate Researcher, Applied Perception and Psychophysics Lab (APPLY Lab)

This position is in the Applied Perception and Psychophysics Lab (APPLY Lab; www.applylab.org) in the Psychology Department at UTM. The lab is run jointly by Dr. Wolfe and Dr. Kosovicheva, and studies human visual perception with a focus on real-world problems. The lab has a range of ongoing research projects, ranging from studying how drivers detect dangerous situations on the road, to how we know where things are in the world, to what makes text on screens (like this job posting) readable. The APPLY lab is committed to diversity and inclusion, and welcomes all students who interested in the research the lab does, since studying real-world problems means including as many perspectives as we can.
 
Undergraduate researchers in the APPLY lab are an integral part of the lab, and can expect to be involved in all stages of the research process, from developing stimuli, to testing experiments, to collecting data from research participants, to analyzing data, interpreting the results and presenting them in written and oral forms. Students in the lab will use Python and Javascript to build experiments, and R to analyze data. We do not require prior programming experience, but expect students in the lab to want to develop their skills through tutorials and online resources.
 
This position is open to any undergraduate student at UTM. A background in Psychology is recommended (if you have taken PSY270 or PSY280, please note this in your application), but not required - if the lab's research sounds interesting to you, please apply. If you have prior programming experience (that is, you're comfortable with a given language, not just that you've used it a little bit in a class), please let us know. We do not require prior lab experience, but we do require a willingness to learn new skills, particularly programming and data analysis.
 
We expect undergraduate researchers in the lab to be active members of the research team, interested in and willing to develop new skills like programming and data analysis, able to work professionally with other members of the lab and with research participants, contribute to lab discussions and be a part of the presentation and publication process.
 
All undergraduate researchers are expected to attend weekly lab meetings in the APPLY lab at a time to be determined (over Zoom), and will meet with Dr. Wolfe and/or Dr. Kosovicheva on a regular basis to track progress, answer questions and move towards their individual goals.
 
The work study position will be for 200 hours across the Fall/Winter work study period (Sept 7th-Feb 18th) and aside from weekly lab meetings, there are no fixed times for when the work will be done (the position requires a commitment of approximately 8 hours per week).
 
This position will involve a combination of online and in-person research activities, public health and university guidance permitting. Students will need to have a computer (MacOS or Windows), an Internet connection, webcam and microphone. Students should be able to install software on their computer (e.g., development environments for Python or RStudio).


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 24, 2021.

 

ID: 184922 - Study Coordinator (ChiLD Lab)

The Study Coordinator's primary responsibilities include subject recruitment for online testing, training of research assistants to recruit families, maitaining our recruitment and testing records. The Study Coordinator is also responsible for monitoring our data management processes and ensuring their smooth functioning. 

You will be required to attend lab meetings during the week (1 to 2 hours). Lab meetings are considered part of the job and a valuable training opportunity. 

You can learn more about the lab and ongoing projects at https://www.utmchildlab.com

Minimum Requirements
Major in psychology 
Experience working with children ranging from 2- to 8-years-old
Attention to details
Experience working as part of team
 
Highly Desired Requirements
Experience working with children and families in a developmental psychology lab
Psychology specialist
 
Skills and Abilities
Superior interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
(Desired but not required) Familiarity with most of the following software: EPrime, R, SPSS, MS Word, Access, and PowerPoint.


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 1, 2021

 

ID: 185442 - Research Assistant (PAL Lab)

We are seeking new work-study students for the Perception, Action, and Language laboratory at UTM (Psychology).  

This position is well suited for individuals with a background and interests in Psychology and Spoken Language (e.g., psychology of language, linguistics, anthropology. Especially relevant subfields include cognition, perception, psychology of language, semantics, and phonetics.)

The successful applicant(s) will work as a research assistant in a vibrant science laboratory focusing on language abilities.

Duties may include: data coding; assisting in the development of experimental materials; data entry and data analysis.

Previous experience in a research lab is an asset, but is not a prerequisite.

Please ensure you include all the requested items in your application materials


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

 

ID: 185460 - Child Language Lab Research Assistant (CLASS Lab)

This position will involve helping research staff and Ph.D. students recruit participants, set up, run, and potentially analyze online experiments associated with Dr. Johnson's Child Language and Speech Studies (C.L.A.S.S.) Lab.  Transcription of video-taped child-caregiver interactions may also be required. The successful applicant must work well independently and have good people skills. Access to reasonably fast and unlimited wifi at home is also a must. Experience working with children is a plus, but is not a pre-requisite. Applicants MUST have a minimum 3.0 cGPA. Applicants with cGPA's below 3.0 will not be considered. For more information on the C.L.A.S.S. lab, please see the lab webpage: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/infant-child-centre/infant-language-lab.


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 24, 2021

 

ID: 185461 -  Public Communications Assistant for the Infant and Child Studies Centre (CLASS Lab)

At the UTM Infant and Child Studies Centre, faculty in the Psychology Department study social and cognitive development in children ranging in age from 4 months to adolescence. Our work involves bringing families to our labs to participate in studies, as well as going into the community to collect data. For more information, see www.utm.utoronto.ca/infant-child-centre/infant-and-child-studies-centre.  Each year, thousands of families in the GTA participate in our research. The UTM Infant and Child Studies Centre requires assistance in developing visually attractive communications to educate the public about our work. Pojects might include developing a very short professional-style video that explains what we do in our lab, re-designing our junior scientist t-shirts, working on our Centre logo, updating our webpage, improving recruitment flyers, and/or improving/maintaining our social media presence. (www.facebook.com/utminfantandchildstudies). Applicants should have coursework and/or demonstrated experience in the area of scientific communications and/ or visual media design. Students with cGPA's over 3.0 will be given priority. The applicant should be creative and must work well with others. Hours are highly flexible.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 24, 2021

 


Volunteer Positions

Research Assistant (ChiLD Lab)

Our lab welcomes enthusiastic, motivated undergraduate students in their first- or second-year to work during the school year and summer! Research assistants are involved in developing and making materials for studies, subject recruitment, and running experiments with children and adults. Minimal commitment is 10 hours/week for a full academic year and preferably longer. Candidate also must be comfortable recruiting families at public settings and interacting with them. Previous research experience and/or working with children are not necessary but preferable. Anticipated start date is September 2021. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS September 30th, 2021
 

Application: To apply, please fill out the following survey: https://forms.gle/tFdBva8aWukt5PHe6  
 

This survey should take anywhere from 10-30 minutes to complete, and you will also be requested to submit your resume and cover letter at the end.  
 

Contact Faris Khan (faris.khan@mail.utoronto.ca) with questions about the lab.  


Paid Positions

There are currently no open positions.